Workday Applications Developer Reviews

Updated 15 May 2020

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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
3 Ratings
  1. "Working as an intern"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Applications Development in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great team. Very nice working environment. New day new challenge.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

  2. Helpful (10)

    "Proprietary ecosystem does not work very well"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good culture and values, friendly management, nice and relaxed environment (including free foods and drinks), excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Proprietary technologies used to develop "the" application does not look as a good choice. Implications are in fact multiple, including the risk for developers to loose their skills about not only common programming languages, but also the entire ecosystem related to them. So not just a proprietary language but even the entire ecosystem. Developers cannot resell outside skills acquired.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good comapny bad "Programming language""

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    I find that the culture of the team, and department that I work in is quite good. If I'm stuck on something, there is no problem in asking anybody for help.

    Cons

    XpressO. Their propritary language. It's not very intuitive and very abstract, making it difficult to do what would be simple tasks in other languages. Since it is only used by Workday there are no external resources to help you understand the language, and the documentation that they do have is not very good.

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  4. "Very happy employee"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Software Applications Development in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People come first. This is a place where you can challenge & grow your career

    Cons

    Unfortunately it's easy to just tick the boxes & collect your wage at the end of the day.

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  5. "Best people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Great fun, loads of social clubs and whole-building activities like watching the World Cup matches. Loads of new hires which gives a great energy to the place. As an intern I felt very much part of the team I worked with, included and my opinions respected.

    Cons

    As an application developer you're stuck working in Xpresso which is a dead end career wise. Can sometimes feel like there's no time for work in between all the meetings and activities.

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  6. "Workday is Actually Corporate Heaven"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great salary, nice people, lots of upward mobility. Good job security. Supportive culture. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The corporate feel is real. Not my thing.

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  7. Helpful (20)

    "Don’t fall for working in Xpresso"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, some good peers, bagels

    Cons

    Lower salary then most Terrible manager You don’t get experience in a real language It is really hard to find a job after Workday, don’t let them sell you a bill of goods

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  8. "Great internship"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people, top notch product

    Cons

    Proprietary tech stack is career limiting

  9. Helpful (30)

    "Don't make the same mistake I did"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good culture, fun co-workers - Great work life balance - Stock is doing well, good ESPP plan, stock refreshers - Generation Workday new grad program is a good way to make friends

    Cons

    Workday’s App dev teams are the product engineering teams and they build the app using a propriety GUI-based language called Xpresso. The tools teams work on infrastructure and they use traditional programming languages like java and scala. This review is about app dev only. Hate to say it but working in Xpresso is a very bad career move for engineers coming straight out of college. Unless you are proactive and work on side projects or continue to learn in your free time, you will forget your traditional coding skills. You will also not be exposed to industry-standard practices and tools by working in a proprietary stack. If you ever decide to leave, you'll likely struggle to find a traditional coding job. Workday probably has good retention rates for app devs not because app devs don't want to leave, but because they can't leave. They tell you that you’ll still learn high-level concepts like design and OOP but I don’t think it’s enough to make you a competent engineer. They also tell you that you can eventually transfer to a tools team, but it seems like you have to spend several years doing app dev first before you can switch. Also, I think the salary for app devs is below industry average.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smiley Face - and cats"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Applications Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's the best :D it's a great place to work

    Cons

    Nada nada nada nada nada

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